Germany never disappoints
Munster Travel Blog› entry 4 of 4 › view all entries
We had wanted to visit Bremen.
When I started looking for a hotel in the city, a few weeks before, I couldn't find a single one that wasn't booked solid. Very strange. So we settled for an Etap hotel on the outskirts of town, right next to the autobahn.
What we did not know at the time, and only found out when we arrived at the hotel, was that during this weekend, 100.000 people had invaded the town for the 'Church Days', a weekend-long celebration of the protestant church.
When we asked the lady at the check-in if it was possible to get into Bremen, she said 'By car? Not going to happen. Bremen is closed.'
She suggested we took the 8 minute train into town, which left from the nearby station once an hour.
So we bailed out, had a look at the map and decided to stop in Münster on our way back to Belgium.
Now that was the best decision we had made all weekend. When we got there, somewhere around 11am, the city was getting ready for a music festival. Several stages had been built and all kinds of stalls were setting up shop. We walked around in the Altstad, had a coffee and then found the tourist information center where we got ourselves a map of the city.
Armed with this map, we set out exploring Münster, with its many beautiful churches, its Dom and its medieval houses. And how enjoyable it was to be walking around where people were out and about and enjoying themselves. So much nicer than sleepy Denmark.
We had a bite to eat, walked around some more and then tried to remember where we had parked.
Three more hours of driving and we were home again, having put another 2.400km on Peanut's odometer.